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Re: Win32 cmd line client - libsvn_ra, _dav,_local

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-03-06 02:56:43 CET

Kevin, you're not asking for help with our build process. You're
asking for help in reinventing the wheel. We're not interested in
your wheel; we're interested in figuring out why our own wheel (which
took a long time to get right) isn't working for you. We're working
at cross-purposes, so both sides are frustrated.

You've still not given us the information we're looking for. All you
said was that the projects "all fail to build", which isn't helpful at

I know absolutely nothing about win32 or how to build things on that
platform. Yet, after installing VC6 and following the INSTALL file, I
got subversion building in an hour or so. I hit no snags at all.
Granted, this was a year ago, but I (and others) are particularly
curious about the problems you're having. Our goal is to make the
system better for *everyone*, not "help Kevin get something built

On 3/5/06, Kevin Aubuchon <kevin.aubuchon@charter.net> wrote:
> What a great group. Someone follows the instructions, can't build it, and
> gets treated like crap when they ask for help.
> "If you had asked before..." This wasn't my first e-mail to the group. I've
> stated in each message my goal - build the command line client only. So
> thanks for nothing.
> Kevin Aubuchon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Branko Čibej" <brane@xbc.nu>
> To: <kevin.aubuchon@charter.net>
> Cc: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:53 PM
> Subject: Re: Win32 cmd line client - libsvn_ra, _dav,_local
> > kevin.aubuchon@charter.net wrote:
> >> I"m trying to build the Win32 command line client. I want to access a
> >> subversion repository on a secure URL.
> >>
> >> After following the instructions in the INSTALL document as best I could,
> >> the projects in the solution file failed to all build. Frankly the
> >> solutoin file iwth 97 projects seems overkill for what I want. So now I'm
> >> taking a different approach. I am trying to build svn.exe and adding
> >> projects as they are needed to resolve externals.
> >>
> > So you're effectively ignoring all the effort that went into creating a
> > reliable build environment for Windows, because it "seems overkill," and
> > are repeating all that work from scratch.
> >
> > Well, I wish you all the best, even though it all seems rather futile to
> > me.
> >
> > If you had asked before, I could have told you that there are several
> > pseudo-projects there that let you build reasonable subsets of the whole,
> > and also that the dependencies between the projects are set up correctly
> > (at least for MSVC 6, but I expect for VS.NET, too) so that setting the
> > "svn" project as your default and building that will do everything you
> > need.
> >
> > -- Brane
> >
> >
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Received on Mon Mar 6 02:57:17 2006

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